What’s going on G5 French novice 2?


We have just finished our unit on time and transportation. We looked at the 24 hours clock and the 12 hours x 2 clock: It was challenging but fun!

Next unit, we are going to study animals, the way to describe them physically and with their behavior. And we have animal’s lover in the classroom so that should keep their interest high.


Unité 3 : La dispute !

Bonjour !

It was great to see you today for our Parent-Teacher conferences and share learning strategies.

It is our Unit 3 under the year-long transdisciplinary theme of Who We Are, and our central idea is Languages allow me to communicate with the world.  Our world is the Grade 1 community so we have learnt how to name our country and how to say Bonjour in all the languages we speak in Grade 1. It was great to see our students greet each other in so many ways! We also learnt that disagreements are part of our world and that we need to work together and learn certain phrases to solve problems. Next week we will work on our written presentation and try to use full sentences to introduce ourselves.

Our learning intentions for the unit are:

  • Students will be able to say where they come from;
  • Students will be able to list the languages they speak;
  • Students will inquire about simple sentences that say a lot about themselves and their environment.

Au revoir !

Sắp đến Tết rồi! – Tet is coming

Tết is coming!


Tết or VIETNAMESE NEW YEAR marks the biggest and most significant festival in Vietnamese culture. It is an occasion for the Vietnamese people to show their respect to their parents, ancestors as well as welcoming the New Year with the entire family members. According to the Lunar Calendar, 2018 New Year’s Day falls on Friday, February 16th. This year is the year of the Dog.

At UNIS, the Elementary students will have Tết assemblies on Wednesday, February 14th in the theatre. The assemblies are hosted by the grade 1, 3 and 5 students attending Vietnamese classes.

There are 2 performances scheduled as bellows:

Performance 1 for Grade 2,3,4,5: From 8.25 – 9.05 am

Performance 2 for Grade 1,  ECC and parents: From 9.10am – 9.50 am

Parents are kindly invited to the second assembly to join us for this special event. All the students are encouraged to wear “Áo dài” on the day.


During this week, all students from ECC up to grade 5 in Vietnamese class have been so busy making Banh Chung – Vietnamese sticky rice for Tet.  It is a wonderful learning experience for our UNIS students to explore the tradition of the host country. Bánh chưng is a traditional Vietnamese sticky rice cake which is made from sticky rice, green beans, pork and dong leaves. Its origin came from the story of Lang Liêu, a prince of Hùng King, who became the next King because of his thoughtful creation of bánh chưng and bánh dày, which symbolized the Earth and the Sky. It is considered as an essential food that every Vietnamese family must have on their altar at Tet time. The making and eating of Bánh Chưng during this time is a well-preserved tradition of Vietnamese people.







Right after Tet, on February 26th, all the grade students from grade 1 -5  in Vietnamese and Chinese

classes are going to take part in calligraphy writing activity during their World Language Time.

It’s in front of the canteen and parents are all welcome to attend.

Unité 3 : Comment nous nous exprimons.

Bonjour !

It was great to see you today for our Parent-Teacher conferences and share learning strategies.

Our students are now getting to the core of what learning another language is. Under the transdisciplinary theme of How we express ourselves, and our central idea The complexity of language allows us to express our identities with a different perspective, students dig deeper into what they know about their language and how it looks like in another language.

Our learning intentions for the unit are:

  • Students will be able to describe pets and animals, further inquiring about gender and number concepts in French;
  • Students will be able to talk about age;
  • Students will inquire about verbs and how they differ from one usage to another;
  • Students will nurture their curiosity and talk about one’s preferences.

Students can now talk about our pets or random animals and describe them thoroughly.

Students were able to update their introduction with such information as well as their age. Talking about age allows us to pay closer attention to verbs and their meaning in French and other languages.

Next week we will carry on with conceptual understanding inquiring about verbs and how they change form in relation with pronouns.

We will finish our unit sharing what our favourite stuff are.

Au revoir !

What’s going on in G3 french Novice 3?


We are finishing our unit on body and people description. Next week, we will start a unit on food and cooking with ingredients and quantities.

As students loved singing the different songs (Alain le Lait: des os il en faut), I will present them one song from the movie “Peau d’Ane” and we will look at the recipe.

They will be able to introduce one recipe from their home country.

What’s going on with french novice 3 in G2?


We are in a middle of our second unit. We have looked at class objects and colors: it was a first step to understand how colors change with number and gender.

Next week, we are going to look at actions. Looking at their weekly schedule, students will tell what they like, or not, to do at school.

Hope to see you tomorrow at the conference.


Tôi là ai?

In Vietnamese class, Kindergarten 2 students are having the unit “Who am I?”. They are learning to introduce themselves simply in Vietnamese and are starting to respond to the following questions:

In the class, the students are involving in different activities to practice the learnt language and having choices to show their understanding of the unit.


Tôi mạnh khỏe

“Tôi mạnh khỏe- Healthy me” is the second unit that the grade 1 students are currently working on. They are learning to name most of the typical Vietnamese food, fruits and drinks. After that, the students can sort out the healthy and unhealthy food. They can express what they like/ dislike and is able to suggest to each of everyone in their family what they should and should not eat in order to be healthy.

Em yêu động vật.

“ Em yêu động vật” là bài học thứ hai nằm trong chương trình. Trong bài học này, các em có dịp kể cho nhau nghe về những con vật mà mình yêu thích. Thông qua những câu đố, các trò chơi và đặc biệt là những câu chuyện ngộ nghĩnh về loài vật, các em hiểu rõ hơn về những đặc điểm, môi trường sống và lợi ích của chúng.

Từ những kiến thức đó, các em vận dụng vào các bài viết để miêu tả về những con vật mà mình biết và yêu thích. Trong bài học này các em được học để phân biệt động từ, tính từ, danh từ và biết viết chữ in hoa khi viết danh từ riêng.

Trường học của em.

“Trường học của em – My school” is the unit that the grade 3 students are currently working on. In this unit, the students are learning to name all the classroom objects and to describe how it looks like. They have already had a tour around all different areas at UNIS to learn about the school setting. After that, the students can guide others to different classrooms and list all the subjects that they learn at school.